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The Beautiful Mystery

(2012)
(The eighth book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel
Macavity Awards Best Novel
Agatha Award Best Novel
The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as 'the beautiful mystery.'

But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

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Hardback Editions

January 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4713-2036-7 / 978-1-4713-2036-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery (A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4104-5094-5 / 978-1-4104-5094-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-312-65546-0 / 978-0-312-65546-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: Number 8 in series (Chief Inspector Gamache)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-84744-427-X / 978-1-84744-427-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4713-2037-5 / 978-1-4713-2037-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery (A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-59413-651-3 / 978-1-59413-651-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 8
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7515-4418-3 / 978-0-7515-4418-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-250-03112-5 / 978-1-250-03112-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: Number 8 in series (Chief Inspector Gamache)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-84744-428-8 / 978-1-84744-428-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: Number 8 in series
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7481-3767-X / 978-0-7481-3767-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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January 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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November 2012 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Beautiful Mystery
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4450-2300-8 / 978-1-4450-2300-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2012 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Beautiful Mystery
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4450-2301-6 / 978-1-4450-2301-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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November 2012 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4450-2302-4 / 978-1-4450-2302-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4272-2609-1 / 978-1-4272-2609-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 8
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Sphere
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August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 8)
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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